Disease-Specific Questionnaire in Assessing Quality of Life in Patients With Gastrointestinal-Related Neuroendocrine Tumors

Overview

RATIONALE: Questionnaires that measure quality of life may help doctors identify the effects of treatment and improve the ability to plan treatment for patients with gastrointestinal-related neuroendocrine tumors. PURPOSE: This phase IV clinical trial is studying how well a disease-specific questionnaire works in assessing the quality of life of patients with gastrointestinal-related neuroendocrine tumors.

Full Title of Study: “Clinical and Psychometric Validation of a Disease-Specific Questionnaire Module in Assessing the Quality of Life of Patients With G.I.-Related Neuroendocrine Tumours”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: Primary – Test the scale structure, reliability, and validity of the gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor module (QLQ-G.I.NET21) in patients with gastrointestinal-related neuroendocrine tumors. Secondary – Determine the quality of life of patients using QLQ-C30 and the QLQ-G.I.NET21 before and after treatment. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to treatment (somatostatin analogue therapy or interferon therapy vs radionuclide therapy or chemotherapy vs ablative therapies [embolization or radiofrequency ablation] or liver resection). Patients complete the EORTC C30 questionnaire, QLQ-G.I.NET21 module, and are evaluated for Karnofsky performance status at pretreatment, at 3 and 6 months after treatment, and then 2 weeks later. Patients also complete a clinical data and sociodemographic data form and debriefing questionnaire at pretreatment; a follow-up form at 3 months and 6 months after treatment; and a test-retest form 2 weeks later. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 408 patients will be accrued for this study.

Interventions

  • Other: questionnaire administration
  • Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Reliability, scaling, scale correlation, and clinical validity of the gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor module (QLQ-G.I.NET21)

Secondary Measures

  • Response to change after various treatments

Participating in This Clinical Trial

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed neuroendocrine tumor OR characteristic radiological findings of neuroendocrine tumor with raised hormone levels in plasma or urine meeting any of the following criteria: – Primary disease in gut with liver metastases (with or without hormone secretion) – Primary disease in lung with liver or abdominal metastases (with or without hormone secretion) – Primary disease in pancreas with or without metastases (with or without hormone secretion) PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: – Any Karnofsky performance status allowed – Life expectancy ≥ 3 months – Able to understand the questionnaire language – Mentally fit to complete questionnaire – No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would limit study compliance – No other concurrent malignancies except basal cell carcinoma of the skin PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: – More than 2 months since prior somatostatin analogue or interferon therapy (somatostatin therapy stratum) – Concurrent somatostatin analogue and/or interferon therapy allowed if dose stable over the past month – More than 6 months since prior radionuclide therapy or systemic chemotherapy (radionuclide or systemic chemotherapy stratum) – More than 6 months since prior ablative therapies (ablative therapy stratum) – No concurrent participation in other quality of life studies
  • Gender Eligibility: All

    Minimum Age: 18 Years

    Maximum Age: N/A

    Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

    Investigator Details

    • Lead Sponsor
      • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    • Overall Official(s)
      • John K. Ramage, MD, Study Chair, Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

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